HISTOPLASMA ANTIGEN, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Collect random urine and send 2.0 mL urine (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top or SST. Plasma: EDTA, heparin, sodium citrate
CSF, BAL, other body fluids

Rejection Criteria
Tissue, sputum, bronchial brushings, stool, FNA, biopsy, tracheal or bone marrow aspirate. Specimens too viscous to pipette, samples in transport media.

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: Indefinite

Reference Range
None detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeMVHIS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87385
LOINC Codes
42916-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory